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English verb: pass up

1. pass up (possession) refuse to accept

SamplesHe refused my offer of hospitality.

ExamplesThey pass up the money

Synonymsdecline, refuse, reject, turn down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Narrower (hyponym)bounce, dishonor, dishonour

Verb groupdisdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn, turn down

Antonymsaccept, take, have

2. pass up (perception) fail to acknowledge

SamplesHe passed me up in the street.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)ignore

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